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Colorado food truck fabricators allegedly delivered inoperable trucks

By Marian Johns | Dec 18, 2018

DENVER — Two Colorado food truck fabricators have received an injunction from the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado after allegations by the state's Attorney General's Office that the company made false promises regarding delivering finished food trucks to purchasers, causing financial harm.

New York alleges Target, Walmart sold toys with toxic lead levels

By Marian Johns | Dec 18, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. — The state of New York has filed a lawsuit against the Target and Walmart, as well as LaRose Industries, alleging the sale of lead-contaminated toys with nearly 10 times more than legal level of lead allowed by federal standards.

Aetna agrees to behavioral health care coverage changes after alleged violations in Massachusetts

By Marian Johns | Dec 17, 2018

BOSTON — An investigation by the state of Massachusetts into Aetna Health Insurance Company's coverage of behavioral health care for its members has led to a settlement between the insurer and the state's attorney general's office, which includes changes to mental health care access.

Washington state residential care facility owes $2.79 million for alleged false Medicaid claims

By Marian Johns | Dec 17, 2018

SEATTLE — A former Washington state residential care facility has been ordered to pay $2.79 million after a lawsuit filed by the state's attorney general alleges the company submitted close to $1 million in false Medicaid claims.

Maryland doctor to pay more than $3 million for alleged fraudulent Medicare, Medicaid claims

By Marian Johns | Dec 17, 2018

BALTIMORE — A Maryland doctor with practices in two states, has reached a $3.07 million settlement with Maryland over allegations of submitting fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid.

Coalition urges EPA to stop proposed rollbacks of power plant, car emissions

By Marian Johns | Dec 17, 2018

CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has joined a 29-state, county and city coalition, urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suspend its proposals that would decrease some environmental pollution rules designed to limit power plant and car emissions.

Animal rights group alleges Kansas 'Ag-Gag' law is unconstitutional

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 14, 2018

KANSAS CITY (Legal Newsline) – A national nonprofit animal protection organization and other nonprofits allege a Kansas law violates their constitutionally protected speech on a matter of "significant public concern."

Nebraska ticket seller settles allegations of deceptive sales practices

By Marian Johns | Dec 14, 2018

LINCOLN — A Nebraska ticket reseller accused of deceiving customers with its sales practices has reached a settlement with the state, according to the Nebraska Attorney General's Office.

EmblemHealth settles allegations it unlawfully denied claims for gender reassignment procedures

By Marian Johns | Dec 14, 2018

ALBANY — EmblemHealth has reached a $250,000 settlement with the state of New York over charges the health insurance provider's denial of claims for gender reassignment surgery was unlawful.

Billing records for Texas opioid cases show wildly varying costs among lawyers

By Dan Fisher | Dec 13, 2018

May 15 was a busy day for the name partners at the Tyler, Texas-based Martin Walker law firm. Each billed 14.5 hours at $750 an hour, for a total of $21,750, to review lawsuits six Texas counties were preparing to file against opioid manufacturers and distributors that day.

Alabama joins multistate attorneys general coalition targeting illegal robocalls

By Marian Johns | Dec 11, 2018

MONTGOMERY — Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has joined a 39-state coalition working with telecom companies in an effort to examine their most recent technology designed to stop illegal robocalls.

Arkansas alarm company settles allegations of illegal sale tactics

By Marian Johns | Dec 11, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas alarm company has settled charges of violating the state's Deceptive Trade Practices Act and Home Solicitation Sales Act with its sales practices and misleading of customers, according to the state's Attorney General's Office.

Encore Capital to pay $6 million to resolve alleged unfair debt collecting

By Marian Johns | Dec 11, 2018

MONTGOMERY — Alabama, along with 36 other states and the District of Columbia, has agreed to a $6 million settlement with Encore Capital Group Inc. and its subsidiaries regarding the companies' debt buying and collecting actions.

Illinois accuses California women of selling tickets to fake events

By Marian Johns | Dec 10, 2018

CHICAGO — A California woman accused of running a fake event ticket scheme in Illinois is facing a lawsuit by state Attorney Genera Lisa Madigan.

Target OKs $7.4 million settlement with California over disposal of hazardous waste into landfills

By Marian Johns | Dec 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO — Target Corporation has agreed to a $7.4 million settlement with the state of California regarding allegations the company disposed of retail hazardous waste materials into the state's landfills.

Arizona deals judgment against landscaper who allegedly took more than $90,000 from customers

By Marian Johns | Dec 10, 2018

PHOENIX — An Arizona landscaper has received a $195,761 judgment from a state court for taking nearly $90,000 in prepayments from customers without providing services, according to the state's Attorney General's Office.

Maryland attorney general: Online auto parts retailer settles allegations of delivery violations

By Marian Johns | Dec 10, 2018

BALTIMORE — A Maryland online auto parts retailer has settled allegations from the state of violating the Consumer Protection Act, according to the Maryland Attorney General's Office.

Florida court grants temporary injunction against Miami lender accused of levying extreme fees

By Marian Johns | Dec 10, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — A Florida court has issued a temporary injunction filed by the state's attorney general against a Miami lender who allegedly made illegal loans to consumers.

Washington state: 5 additional national franchises agree to 'no-poach' policy

By Marian Johns | Dec 10, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Five national chains facing a lawsuit from Washington State have recently joined more than 30 other franchises who have agreed to stop using "no-poach" clauses in their franchisee agreements, according to Washington's attorney general.

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